Hikari iFrame: NTT's Android Tablet Finally Goes On Sale In Japan

When we first blogged about the Hikari iFrame back in November last year, tablets were still relatively new. It took NTT, Japan’s biggest telecommunications company, a long time, but their device is now finally ready to go on sale in this country.

The iFrame has the following features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen with 800×480 resolution
  • Android 2.1
  • Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g
  • USB port, SD card slot
  • internal speakers
  • digital picture frame function, alarm clock function
  • size: 21×199×18mm, weight: 430g

What’s interesting is that NTT will offer iFrame-specific content, for example recipes or shopping guides that display discounts of nearby supermarkets. There will be 50 apps available initially (no access to the Android market), for which owners will have to pay a flat fee of $2.50 monthly.

Starting November 25, the iFrame itself can be bought from NTT for $290 or rented for a monthly fee of $3.80. The company plans to initially sell 100,000 units on the Japanese market.

Via Keitai Watch [JP]